How to get a promotion at work: a few tips
Taking this decision, consider all factors:
- what are your current monthly costs;
- what are your future costs for the next 2 to 3 years, are there any expensive ones (for example, mandatory repairs or expensive operation);
- Do you plan to replenish your family in the near future?
- on what you will live, if you choose the second option, and you will not be able to make money;
- How will your family react to this?
- Are you ready for after-hours work, including holidays and weekends;
- Are you ready to not go on vacation for a couple of years?
If you are working in a very large network companies, for example, a Bank or mobile operator, you have white employment, social benefits and stable salary. In addition, you sick pay and vacation. It's a certain stability that comes from big companies.
But to get the position of the top Manager working in a company, almost impossible. To do this you may not have even additional specialized education. So the maximum you can get is the head of thirty or forty years.
However, there is one small loophole. The decision to raise such companies take people take. Director. To get to them on business issues — "in a forehead" — you most likely will not work. It will not make the middle management level. First, they need to solve unusual business issues, and secondly, they also want to improve and not allow themselves to "unseat". In some large companies you may not even know the name of the head of your head.
For starters, find out which of the managers you need. Who is the one person who can improve you to bypass your immediate supervisor. Continue to act confident and be smart. In many companies there is a corporate sport. If your Manager likes to play volleyball – play volleyball with him and make a personal acquaintance! Just do not need to flatter, or build yourself something you are not. Be yourself.
If this is not possible – figure out the schedule you need Manager. What kind of car he drives, when he comes and goes where and what he eats. Find a loophole, a way to meet him, and do it! Make an impression on him by their operating results. Show completed projects that brought the company a profit. Imagine him your ideas about how to improve the performance of the company and increase its profit. If you can do it, then there is a high probability that it's right when you gonna call the HR Department and say "Hey you, tonight bring this guy from the sales assistant in the projects Department!".
But also be mentally prepared for the fact that if you fail to impress such a manager, one day, your immediate supervisor can call you on the carpet. And this conversation will not be good for you.
Much faster you can make a career in small business. Consider a company employing ten to fifty people. Please note that this is a financial risk. Not every small company can offer you a fully white salary, paid sick and vacation. There is also the possibility that the business may be closed after a short time, and you will have to start all over again.
If you are willing to take this risk, you can be a Director in a couple of years. In many small businesses, the founder is himself a Director and wants to absolve themselves of this burden. Employees to work, and it reaped dividends. This company is what you need!
Of course to quickly make a career, you will need to show good results, but competition in any case will be less. And the fact that a large company can be considered to be mediocre results, a small business may be almost a record. Show the result, and then go to the Director and tell that you can do more and better, if you increase.
Not always such increase will be accompanied by a financial increase. That's how to deal. But trust me to make a record of you in labor that you've been promoted to commercial or technical Director will not cost the company anything. And in a year or two, if you cease to hold the level of your income, you will be able to consider the transition into a larger company on more interesting salary, but directly on the helm.
Finally I would like to note that the head is not a beautiful business card, an expensive suit, a car and ponty before friends. The head is first and foremost a profession. And a huge responsibility.
From your actions will depend on the result and profit of the whole company, every employee. And how to become an effective leader, you need to learn. Most professors teaching this profession, or were not top managers, or they were in the days of the USSR, which was not commercial structures. So don't count on these theoretical knowledge, even if you have a red diploma. Educate yourself. Read business books, attend seminars and trainings. Remember that the most valuable investment is an investment in yourself.